Maria Chin obtains leave to challenge travel ban

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The Kuala Lumpur High Court today granted leave (permission) to Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah to challenge the overseas travel ban imposed on her.

Justice Nik Hasmat Nik Mohamed ruled that Maria had passed the low threshold for the judicial review to be heard on its merits.

"The court finds that this is not a vexatious and frivolous application and it will be interesting to hear the case," she said in her oral decision.

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